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FSU To Face The Citadel in Game 2

Sept. 7, 2005

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The Citadel
at No. 11 FLORIDA STATE

Saturday, September 10

  • 6:45 p.m.
  • ESPNU
    Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300)

  • Tallahassee, Fla.

    TELEVISION: ESPNU Talent: Craig Coshun (play-by-play) & Charles Arbuckle
    (analyst).
    Sun Sports Talent: Paul Kennedy (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) & Tom
    Block (sideline). Tape delay: Sun. 7:00 p.m. & Mon. 12:00 p.m.
    RADIO: Seminole Radio Network: Gene Deckerhoff (play-by-play) &
    Peter Tom Willis (color).

    Setting the Scene

  • Florida State moved up to No. 11 in both polls after defeating Miami 10-7 Monday
    night. The Seminoles racked up nine sacks in the victory with Kamerion Wimbley and
    Marcello Church recording two sacks apiece. Nine sacks are the most for an FSU
    defense since the 1997 unit had 11 against Wake Forest in 1997. Wimbley finished
    with five total tackles and was named ACC defensive lineman of the week.

  • The win over Miami snapped a six-game losing streak to the Hurricanes. Rover
    Kyler Hall had a career-high 12 tackles and also had an interception. Free safety Pat
    Watkins and linebacker Buster Davis joined Hall in double figures with 10 stops each.
    Ernie Sims added seven tackles, an interception and two tackles for loss.

  • Tailback Lorenzo Booker had 96 total yards (63 rush, 33 rec.) and had a 24-yard run
    to help set up Florida State’s first quarter touchdown.

  • Freshman quarterback Drew Weatherford went 7-of-24 in his first career start for 67
    yards with one interception. Xavier Lee saw action in the fourth quarter and completed
    1-of-2 passes for seven yards.

  • Senior wideout Willie Reid will miss Saturday’s game after injuring his knee against
    Miami. Sophomore De’Cody Fagg will get the start in Reid’s place.

    Quick Notes

  • The Seminoles are are 18-4-1 in non-conference home games since joining the ACC
    in 1992. — page 2

  • Bobby Bowden is the winningest football coach in Division I-A. He is also one win
    away from Joe Paterno’s bowl victory record. — page 3

  • The Seminoles have recorded more wins since 1990 than any other team in the
    country. — page 4

  • Florida State had just five days between the Duke and NC State games last year and
    came out on top in both games. — page 4

  • Lorenzo Booker is the first Seminole since Travis Minor in 1998 to lead the team in
    both rushing and receiving. — page 5

  • FSU ranks second in the nation with nine quarterback sacks. — page 6
  • With Lawrence Timmons’ blocked punt vs. Miami, FSU has now blocked a total of
    106 kicks in the Bowden era. — page 7

  • Due to Willie Reid’s injury, De’Cody Fagg will start at WR and will be backed up by
    true freshmen Fred Rouse and Rod Owens. — page 8

  • Leon Washington needs just 10 yards to move into 11th place on FSU’s all-time
    rushing list. — page 10

  • The Seminoles moved up to No. 11 in both polls after the win over Miami. Seven ACC
    teams are ranked in the AP Top 25 poll. — page 11
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